Wanting opinions on this build

Im building a new rig.
Ill be doing some minor gaming (wow, Oblivion, and mod editing)

Here are the parts:
Asus Sabertooth X58
Intel I-7 950 3.06 ghz Quad-core
EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W
Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 12GB
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB


You can find these items at these locations respectively:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131665
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220516
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Thank you,
Sean
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  1. Fill out the form in the sticky, link in my sig.

    Info like budget is needed.

    Also, I wouldn't go for a 1366 build unless you have a very specific need such as high end workstation with multiple GPU's.

    Sandy Bridge would be the better bet right now.
  2. Your system is overkill for "minor gaming." As specified, you could use a quality 500W PSU (Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, or Enermax); 650W-750W only if you are planning on adding another GTX460 for SLI.
    Fill out the form described by banthracis for the most relevant suggestions.
  3. banthracis said:
    Fill out the form in the sticky, link in my sig.

    Info like budget is needed.

    Also, I wouldn't go for a 1366 build unless you have a very specific need such as high end workstation with multiple GPU's.

    Sandy Bridge would be the better bet right now.


    ^+1 for Sandy Bridge, cheaper and better performance.
  4. Yeah, I would also say that is a overkill for minor gaming. My rig I have now runs most of the high end games no problem and is probably worth $400-500. But, if have the money go for it.
  5. You are wasting money on that i7. Wait a week and pick up a new i5-2500K for less.

    You also selected a PSU that is waaaay overkill to the point of absurdity. A good 550W PSU from Corsair would be just fine, and a 650W one would future proof you pretty well in case you ever want to upgrade your GPU or stick in a second 460.
  6. As previously stated about 5 or so times you should wait for SB then get the i5 2500k pair it up with the Asus p8p67 pro
  7. For "minor gaming," assuming a single graphics card, you will save a lot of money and get perfectly acceptable performance with a $500-$600 AMD build. Consider SB only if you anticipate more demanding games involving multiple GPUs; otherwise money spent on a better GPU for games will outweigh the performance benefits of an Intel CPU.
  8. yes you are right but the Intel CPU will be able to do "minor gaming" for much longer (with progressive GPU ugrades along the way) thus making it a better buy
  9. Meh. As undemanding as most of my games are (Guild Wars, Sacred 2, Dragon Age), some might call that "minor gaming," but I'll be building either SB or BD myself this summer...:-); and I'll be providing for multiple GPUs, just in case...
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